Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween ;)

I know, I know.
I should be ashamed of myself.
A month ago I typed more than 30 (33?) blog posts in a month.
And this month I barely get five posts in total.
I've been busy though. Keeping busy is a good way to get by.

Last week I've been spoiled like crazy.
I want to say "No clue why", but I do, of course.
Anyways. It felt good to be spoiled.
Got clothes as presents. Good fitting, fancy clothes.
Went to the cinema, and saw Despicable Me, and laughed my head off.
Got taken out to the Posh Neighbourhood (with capital letters) of the Hague. Fancy lunch, some shopping, and went to see the Escher Museum, before bumping into the queen. (The real queen of the country, that is, who proceeded to wave cheerfully my way before getting into her car)
And we celebrated Tamara's and Judith's birthday last weekend, and my uncle and aunt's thirtieth wedding anniversary, and both of their birthdays combined this weekend, with lots of cheese, people and laughter.

I'll just upload /some/ pictures then, shall I?
To give you a better mood impression ;) (I'm getting good at this)

The museum.

The ceiling and chandeliers :0

Seriously Escher ;)

A good photographer is half the work, if I say so myself.

She's so pretty, oh so pretty~

It's never-ending..

Funny people in the yard~

That's probably the closest I'll ever get to Her Majesty.
On the other hand, some people don't get a wave from the Queen herself~

I also just came back from watching "Elle s'appellait Sarah".. Very sad.. Very good.
I think on some points, it might even be better than the book I read last week. (shock! Teh horror!)
It actually got me teary-eyed, something the book hadn't succeeded in doing.

Oh yes, and a very happy Halloween, of course ;D

The Gypsy

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Downside of Travel

Besides the all-known fact that travel plunders your bank account, it actually has one downside.
I know. I was shocked too, when I realized it.

Note: I'm not talking about the regular 5 days - 3 weeks holiday, really.
Travelling, however, is all inclusive. It doesn't matter whether you travel across the globe, or just across the country.

You meet people. You make friends.
You leave to travel. You create a distance.
You arrive somewhere. You meet new people.
You make friends. You leave to travel.
You create a distance.

It's a vicious cycle. Of course, it's lovely to make new friends.
The more, the merrier.
But I've been feeling a little too much like joining all those I've befriended onto this empty island and just maybe settle there.
How egoistical is that?

I don't actually need to be around most of my friends 24/7.
First of all, it wouldn't be healthy.
Second of all, they'd drive me nuts, I'd drive them crazy.
Third of all, they need/have their own lives. I sometimes tend to forget that tiny detail.
I just wish I could keep in touch more.
More frequently, more often, more talking. If that makes sense.

Apart from that, travelling rulez. With a Z.

The Gypsy

Friday, 22 October 2010

A Hug!

It's wondrous what a hug can do,
A hug can cheer you when you're blue,
A hug can say, " I love you so,"
Or, "Oh, I hate to see you go."

A hug is , "Welcome back again,"
And "Great to see you, where've you been?"
A hug can smooth a small child's pain,
And bring a rainbow after rain.

The Hug! There's just no doubt about it,
We scarcely could survive without it,
A hug delights and warms and charms,
It must be why God gave us arms.

Hugs are great for fathers, mothers,
Sweet for sisters, swell for brothers,
And chances are your favourite aunts
Love them more that potted plants!

Kittens crave them, puppies love them,
Heads of State are not above them,
A hug can break the language barrier
And make your travel so much merrier.

No need to fret about your store of 'em,
The more you give the more there's of 'em,
So stretch those arms without delay
And give someone a hug today!

The Gypsy

Friday, 15 October 2010

Golden Realization

I've realized something, something very special.
I have something to write about (almost) every day.
And I have ten different things to talk about in five minutes.
I think about twenty different blog entries through out the day.

Without the blog challenge, the dare, the feeling I /have/ to write (for myself, I never tried completing that challenge for anyone else).. I don't write.
I delay things. I think: "I might as well write that tonight" or "I'll wait till tomorrow, I've got no energy, or inspiration today."

I'm faulty that way.
And to be very honest: It's rather annoying.
So yes, my health has been down more than up, as have my emotional and mental wellness.. I've been busy more often than not, these past few weeks.. But that's no excuse whatsoever.
If I could write when I had a sky high fever, then I can write under almost any circumstance. Given that I have something I direly need to write about, of course. This blog isn't meant for spamming. Really. xD

Also: I miss writing.
That'd be the most important reason to do it at all.

The Gypsy

Friday, 1 October 2010

Animal Planet.

It's been on for hours.
And no, it's not just because I'm bored and lonely.

But every time a new show starts, I'm catching myself thinking "Or I could take a job like that.." only to be followed by a ".. or like that" mere minutes afterwards.
It's animals.

I seem to care more for animals I don't know, rather than human beings that are strangers to me.
Show me two commercials, one with a suffering animal, and one with a suffering child.
I'll probably donate to the animal charity one.
I used to want to be a vet when I grew up.
Part of me still does, I believe.

Oh well.
At least I know what I'll do if the tourism thing never works out.
Or if I get tired/bored of it.
Or if I would suddenly get the urge to settle somewhere.

The Gypsy